DESCRIPTION Ambulatory cardiovascular rehabilitation is a series of measures and procedures aimed at preventing or reducing the consequences of a disease or shortening functional disability. Rehabilitation of cardiovascular patients is made up of specialized programs that include:
- Medical evaluation
- Physical training
- Change of cardiovascular risk factors
- Education and counseling
Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs seek to limit the negative effects of heart disease, reduce the risk of sudden death or recurrence of heart attack, control the disease symptoms, stabilize or reduce atherosclerotic processes, and improve the psychosocial and work status of the patient.